Thursday, 1 April 2010

Trip to Japan - And finally.... The Giveaway!!!!

The Japanese love to write in English (and French too) they think it's sophisticated and cool. So you see English everywhere... only trouble is, they make literal translations from the Japanese Kanji and this doesn't always make sense... seen on a bag for sale (just couldn't justify buying it)...


for those who can't zoom in...it reads...

Please do not go out with having left me in a house, If I am here, can you go out with you? I am unpleasant, I hate it being left.

Some of the best one's are on this website Engrish.Com which I have been a fan of for some time. This is what makes travel so wonderful!!

And now for the GIVEAWAY. I brought back from Japan (courtesy of the Hirakata Sun Plaza Hotel) two little sachets of Japanese green tea. Which I will give to a lucky person who leaves a comment on this post. Please tell me what you think you would have enjoyed the most about Japan... I will select the lucky winner (or rather the computer will select the lucky winner randomly on the 8th April or as soon after that date as possible).



The green tea does not come with any instructions in English (one assumes you add hot water and whisk if you want it frothy) and as for the ceremony... well you could make it up if you are not able to do it properly! Me? I stick to the English tea ceremony... one teaspoon per person and one for the pot and don't forget to warm the pot first!


And for those of you who celebrate Easter... Have a good one!

4 comments:

  1. Lol! I love that bag! I'm also an avid reader of Engrish.com (and all the sister sites - far too many hours spent on those sites!)

    I have to enter the giveaway! Without doubt I would have most enjoyed seeing the Geishas. They look so beautiful and the tea ceremony sounds very moving, a memory that will stay with you for a lifetime.

    Japan is the one country that I have always wanted to visit and I have really enjoyed reading your posts. Thank you :o)

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  2. I have enjoyed your series of posts on your visit to Japan. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. HELO THERE. i am actually taking a trip to japan soon and i am most excited about goign to punk shows in japan and biking in japan. im also excited about visiting temples and getting married there. woot! love your blog BTW!

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  4. It has always been my dream to go to Japan since I was very little, and I applied to study abroad but unfortunately, I could not get the money I needed to go. I think I would enjoy being immersed in their culture because it would help me improve my language skills, I would get to enjoy the food :D, and I would meet many people :).

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